Steps in Hiring Reliable Electricians
Why hire and trust the professional electricians from S.E. Electric? You might not think of it often but, the fact is that at some point in time every home is going to need the services of an electrician. The electric power that runs our homes with such convenience is a necessary part of our everyday lives. Many homeowners may have enough knowledge and experience to tackle the smaller jobs, such as repairing a wall switch or installing a new light or ceiling fan. Others have a healthy fear of anything that involves electricity. Repairs or upgrades; no matter how minor the problem it is, it's best left in the capable hands of a reliable Orange County or LA electricians.
Finding electricians should be easy. But finding an electrician that’s right for your job may require some extra work. For starters, if an electrician has a state license, you know he has some amount of capability in the trade. You should ask to see the license of any Orange County or LA electricians that you might potentially hire. You can easily verify an electricians license by contacting the state board of licensing for contractors. The electrician should also be able to show proof of up to date polices for both liability insurance and workers compensation insurance.
Tracking Down a Reliable Electrician
Ask family, friends, co-workers or neighbors for possible recommendations. If they’ve had any experience with any electricians, they can tell you if they were happy with his work or not. If someone has complaints, they’re sure to let you know. The same holds true if someone has had a positive experience with an electrician. A person is almost always glad to talk about good service. You'll find that we have a good reputation and take pride in our work.
When you find an electrician you’re interested in working with you’ll need to do a little background checking. Any complaints should be on file with the Better Business Bureau. If you do find any, ask for details and whether or not the complaint was settled to the satisfaction of the customer. Even very reputable electricians can get a complaint, but what you need to find out is how they handled it. An electrician with a list of unresolved complaints can spell problems and that is something you definitely don’t need.
Requesting a Bid from Electricians
Once you’ve decided on three or four electricians that you feel are right for the job, you then need to set up an interview so you can go over your project with them. Ask about experience; we'll be happy to explain to you how S.E. Electric can meet your needs. We offer a quality of service that you will not find elsewhere. After the project is complete, you'll be happy we sent an expert electrician from S.E. Electric.
Have each electrician do a walk through with you and ask them to explain what they believe should be done and how they would handle your project. Talk about what you want to have done and pinpoint any specific concerns you feel are important. By spending some time with each electrician, you’ll also get a feel as to how well you communicate with each one and if you’ll be comfortable working with them. If you have any doubts about a specific electrician, you don’t need to feel obligated to work with him. Remember this is someone that you’ll essentially be relying on for the future of your home.
You’ll need to ask about cost as well as estimated time for completion. Provide each electrician with a list of the things you want them to include in their bid (lights, switches). You’ll need to know what is involved in the project as well as the cost of any necessary materials and labor. A smaller project will most often require full payment when the project is completed, with larger jobs stretched out over several payments during the project. You’ll also want an estimated time for completion.
Choosing Your Electrician
After you have your bid from each electrician you need to take some time to compare them. An extremely low bid may be tempting but you need to be cautious. That’s not to say that a low bid isn’t honest but you need to find out why. You don’t want to have electricians cutting corners where your home electricity is concerned. Should the bid really interest you, ask the electrician that submitted the bid why it is so low. The truth is, when determining which electrician to hire, you not only need to choose the one that’s going to be the best for your budget but the one that is most suited for your particular project as well.
When choosing the best electrician, there’s more involved than just your budget. The safety of your family is involved whenever it comes to the electric service in your home or business. It’s important that you choose the electricians from S.E. Electric.